The Power of Blessing – Part 1 Ben Juster
Touring the hallways of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, I came upon a replica of the oldest archaeological discovery containing a verse from the Tanakh (Old Testament compilation of the Torah, Writings and the Prophets). On this replica of a diminutive amulet were engraved the words of the priestly blessing from Numbers 6:23-24, dating back 2,500 years—500 years older than the Dead Sea Scrolls!
Within the past few years, one of the most popular worship songs has been a rendition of this verse sung by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes called “The Blessing.” When it first came out, I remember my wife putting the song on repeat and interceding for hours for God’s blessing to be poured out on her family, friends, and acquaintances. The song taps into the center of Father God’s heart to bless His children.
There is power in blessing. To understand, receive, and apply the power of blessing, we need to first recognize God as the source of all blessing. This started at the beginning of creation, when after breathing life into Adam and Eve, Adonai blessed them (Genesis 1:28). The blessing came with the power to fulfill the mission to “multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.”
Read the full article here: July ’22 Issue 11